- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Distortions galore

Posted by: Stoller on October 13, 1999 at 12:32:22:

In Reply to: A positioning statement posted by Gee on October 12, 1999 at 16:35:14:

: Where the able are enslaved to provide for things they don't value, where life is determined by some 'administrative' body.

Two words: job rotation. According to Marx---and Lenin---everyone should 'administer.'

: Any society where your every action has to be checked with the whim and the opinion of others, however foolish [what about wise?], sounds awful.

Read this again as: I oppose majority rule, I reject democracy.

: Any society where the greater your ability the greater your obliged debt to everyone else, regardless of your preference, sounds awful.

Ever heard of: 'From each according to their ability, to each according to their work' (1st phase of communism)?

: Apart from a few exceptions every civilisation [sic] has been characterised [sic] by hierarchy whether is be royalty, race, caste or tribal position...

Which is a roundabout way of saying the very thing you want to deny: there have always been classes.

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